Science & Medicine
Science is offered to students through first-hand experience, at every stage, thus building on their natural curiosity and stimulating them to investigate and question.
- At the primary stage, the child engages in joyfully exploring the world and harmonizing with it, thus acquiring the basic cognitive, psychomotor and language skills through observation, classification and inference. The child, then, moves on to learning through familiar experiences and engage in hands-on activities, like creating a working model of a windmill. At higher levels, the students engage in learning science as a composite discipline with more advanced tools.
- Issues concerning the environment and health (reproductive and sexual health) are an important component of learning through all stages of the curriculum.
- The curriculum is mindful of the fact that children are natural scientists with endless questions about the world in which they live. Hands-on experiments will be conducted with materials from everyday life that will challenge the young scientists' intellect and challenge them to explore their world.
Cambridge Secondary curriculum framework of Science covers four content areas: environmental systems, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing a spirit of inquiry.
A variety of teaching techniques are used to foster scientific temper among the students. These include videos, models, animations and simulations, demonstrations, expositions and discussions. Students are also taken for educational trips, and talks or workshops on relevant topics are also organized. Projects that encourage research work are also are used as appropriate to enrich the learning experience. An effective method of stimulating interest in the subject is by involving students directly in activities which are hands on experimental work.